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11/24/2012 12:47 PM
I am on an iPad and unable to post player links, but I demoted a player during the PM2 cycle after a Rule V draft and he took a hefty demotion penalty. I had always thought that any demotion before Spring Training was penalty-free, and uncertain whether this is known to others I decided to post it: apparently demotions must be completed before the Rule V roster freeze, or maybe they can be pending during the roster freeze, I will have to tst that some time.
11/25/2012 9:45 PM
I always figure any demotion risks a penalty.  When it doesn't happen I figure I got away with one.
12/17/2012 10:00 AM
I think demotion penalties have a lot to do with an individual player's patience and make-up ratings, maybe even his age and previous level (how many levels he was demoted).
12/17/2012 2:42 PM
OK before rule 5 freeze, not OK after rule 5.  Not sure how a demotion can be "pending;" if you DFA him before rule V and assign him to minors after the rosters unfreeze then he's demoted afterward, no?
12/17/2012 5:45 PM
A first year HBD player here, but it seems like the  younger guys I gave more playing time in spring training to see what they were about the higher their ratings went?  Is that how it works?
12/18/2012 8:00 PM
Posted by dedelman on 12/17/2012 2:42:00 PM (view original):
OK before rule 5 freeze, not OK after rule 5.  Not sure how a demotion can be "pending;" if you DFA him before rule V and assign him to minors after the rosters unfreeze then he's demoted afterward, no?
Totally forgot about this thread. I meant, if you forget to demote a guy before spring training and then put the roster move in during the day of the freeze, and then it is processed after the freeze. But now thinking about it, that makes no sense.
12/20/2012 10:46 AM
I usually wait until just after ST, when you can prepare for season and they never get a demotion penalty.
12/20/2012 2:14 PM
Yeah, that's bad advice.
12/28/2012 11:47 PM
Probably goes without saying, but because of the ratings hit after the Rule V, you shouldn't promote anyone to the Majors during ST unless you're certain they're going to stick. Even then, wait until after ST ends, as you never know if a better option might come along via FA, trade or wiavers. This keeps your options open. They can play every day without being on the 25 man as long as they're on the ST roster.
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